Focus 4: Vocabulary Revision

Module 1

 

A. Education   Phrasal verbs   Collocations  Personality adjectives

 

1 Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in the box. There are two verbs you don’t need.

 

attend    fail    pay    drop    pursue    skip

1 He’s very good at Science, but he isn’t very good at English. He sometimes ________ English exams.

2 You need to work hard if you want to ________ a career in medicine.

3 He’s a very hard-working student and he never ________ any lessons.

4 I always try to ________ attention in class.

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2 Read the definitions and complete the words.

1 hard-working at school and trying to do well : s _ _ d _ _ _ s

2 having a clear goal and doing everything you can achieve it:  s _ _ _ _ e–m _ _ d _ d

3 interested in learning new things and finding out about the world:  c _ _ _ _ _ s

4 logical and precise in the way you think:  a _ _ l _ _ _ c

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3 Complete the sentences by adding one word in each space.

1 I’ve been too busy to watch TV lately. I’m hoping to catch _________ on my favourite series during the school holidays.

2 Please don’t forget to hand _________ your essays by Friday.

3 You shouldn’t put things _________ until the last minute.

4 I’m really looking _________ to graduation – I can’t wait to get a job!

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4 Choose the correct words to complete the sentences.

1 She has a good circle / round of friends.

2 Mr Edwards has a real gift / present for teaching – he’s brilliant!

3 Jack spends a lot of time thinking about life and death – he’s a really low / deep thinker.

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B.  Education    Phrasal verbs   Collocations  Personality adjectives

1 Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in the box. There are two verbs you don’t need.

attend   catch   fail   reach   drop   skip

1 I found the course really boring so I __________ it after just a few classes.

2 I need to stay in this evening to __________ up on my homework.

3 In some countries children don’t __________ school until they’re seven.

4 Tom hates maths so he sometimes __________ classes.

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2 Read the definitions and complete the words.

1 doing tasks because you want to, not because someone else tells you to:  s _ _ f-m _ _ _ v _ _ _ d

2 clever and eager to use your intelligence, especially at school:  b _ _ _ _ y

3 keen on things such as football and tennis, and good at them:  s _ _ _ _ y

4 very eager to make new friends and spend time with other people:  g _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ s

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3 Complete the sentences by adding one word in each space.

1 Little children’s minds just soak _________ knowledge. They basically learn with no effort.

2 I fell _________ with schoolwork a little bit when I started volleyball training.

3 I’ve been working hard recently, so I’m going to take this evening _________ and have a break.

4 I’d like to hang _________ with you some time. Are you free at the weekend?

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4 Choose the correct words to complete the sentences.

1 Have you got a revision / revise timetable yet?

2 Max is really competitive / cooperative – he always wants to win!

3 I don’t enjoy working alone – I’m a team / group player.

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Module 2

 

A. Family   Celebrations  Religious ceremonies Verb-noun collocations   Common phrases

1 Read the definitions and complete the words.

1 not only the parents and the children but also other relatives:  e _ t _ _ d _ d family

2 a religious place where people pray or worship various gods:  s _ r _ _ e

3 a short prayer including good wishes for someone:
b _ _ _ _ _ _ g

4 your grandfather’s or grandmother’s brother:  g _ _ _ _ – u _ _ _ _

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2 Complete the sentences with the words in the box. There are two words you don’t need.

centre   gathering   godmother   highlight   middle   time

1  The huge cake was the ____________ of the party.

2 We had a small family ____________ last Sunday to celebrate my sister’s graduation.

3 I don’t really enjoy being the ___________ of attention.

4 My ___________ gave me this tablet for my last birthday.

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3 Choose the correct words to complete the sentences.

1 Make a wish and blow / push out the candles.

2 It was lovely at the family party because everyone
gave / made a fuss of me.

3 My mum proposed a custom / toast and everyone drank to it.

4 I had a lump / spot in my throat when I was listening to Dad’s speech.

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4 Complete the sentences by adding one word in each space.

1 My cousin Anna has a child but she isn’t married. She’s a __________ parent.

2 I think it’s nice to have a coming of __________ party to celebrate becoming an adult.

3 The party was a great success, so it was definitely __________ all the effort of organising it.

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B. Family   Celebrations  Religious ceremonies Verb-noun collocations   Common phrases

1 Read the definitions and complete the words.

1 a person with the authority to perform religious celebrations in some Christian churches:  p _ _ _ _ t

2 a member of your extended family:  c _ _ s _ n

3 a tradition, something people normally do on certain occasions:  c _ _ t _ m

4 a formal party for invited guests:  r _ _ _ p _ _ _ n

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2 Complete the sentences with the words in the box. There are two words you don’t need.

adolescent   adult   gathering   generation   relative   shrine

1 You’re 21! You’re an ___________ now, so act like it!

2 We visited a 17thcentury ___________ where people used to go to pray for a long life.

3 She’s a distant ___________ but we’re close emotionally.

4 I feel like people from our parents’ ___________ don’t understand us at all!

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3 Choose the correct words to complete the sentences.

1 It was a once in a life / lifetime experience!

2 Do you enjoy being the centre / middle of attention?

3 I was rained / showered with gifts – it was lovely!

4 The party was great – I was really spoilt / proposed by everyone!

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4 Complete the sentences by adding one word in each space.

1 Your mother’s new husband is your ______________ .

2 It was a wonderful party – I had the ______________ of my life!

3 It’s important not to _____________ sight of the most important aspects of the celebration.

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Module 3

 

A. Dependent prepositions   Collocations Useful phrases to describe cities

 

1 Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in the box. There are two verbs you don’t need.

 

benefit   locate   pack   pride   serve   steep  

1 The village is well known for its singing and it __________ itself on its musical traditions.

2 The town is __________ at the foot of Mount Everest.

3 That region is __________ in tradition and folk customs.

4 Recently, the city has __________ from an increase in tourism.

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2 Complete the words in the sentences.

1 There’s no way you will get bored in that b _ _ _ l _ _ g city.

2 That tower is a famous l _ _ _ m _ _ k of the town.

3 This neighbourhood is diverse and v _ b _ _ _ t.

4 This l _ _ _ y area is perfect for families with young children and nature-lovers.

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3 Choose the correct words to complete the sentences.

1 We were out of breath after climbing up the steep / dense hill.

2 The bus service is quaint / reliable – the buses are usually on time.

3 The view from the top of the mountain was breathtaking / cosmopolitan.

4 We’re thinking of buying a house on the new housing monument / estate.

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4 Complete the sentences by adding one word in each space.

1 It’s easy to get __________ the city because buses go to all the different areas.

2 I’d love to live in an __________-city area, close to the city centre.

3 This restaurant serves some __________-watering dishes!

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B. Dependent prepositions   Collocations Useful phrases to describe cities

 

1 Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in the box. There are two verbs you don’t need.

 

bustle   locate   pack   serve   walk   welcome

1 I’m tired of the countryside and dream of moving to a big, __________ city.

2 This square is always __________ with tourists at the weekend.

3 The villagers __________ the group with open arms when they arrived.

4 Is the cinema within __________ distance or should we take a bus?

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2 Complete the words in the sentences.

1 I’m sick of modern touristy places – I’d like to go to a
q _ _ _ _ t seaside town this year.

2 The restaurant had some m _ _ _ h–w _ _ _ r _ _ g desserts.

3 The subway here r _ _ s from 5 a.m. till 1 a.m.

4 This hotel is too expensive. Can you recommend something more a _ _ _ _ d _ _ _ e?

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3 Choose the correct words to complete the sentences.

1 The restaurant is located right on the river bank / edge.

2 The town has some excellent sports estates / facilities.

3 There are safe cycle roads / lanes all over the city.

4 This is a modern area of steep / gleaming skyscrapers.

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4 Complete the sentences by adding one word in each space.

1 The city prides __________ on being modern and cosmopolitan.

2 The region’s __________-kept secret is the white water rafting.

3 The high living costs in the city are generally offset __________ high salaries.

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